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CNN
Nov 28, 2012 8:00am PST
republican senators and they are susan collins of maine and bob corker of tennessee. if you were with us yesterday you'll remember that her bid to set the record straight with senators john mccain and lindsay graham and kelly ayotte could hardly have gone worse. they were more inflamed about rice's early public comments about the benghazi, libya attack than they had been before that meeting. cnn's dana bash has been watching all of this prenomination confrontation drama and joins us now to talk about this. i know you're trying to wrangle an interview and make sure you catch the senators as they emerge from the meetings. dana, it might sound to some as though some of the critics of ambassador rice feel differently about what they're criticizing. they don't all seem to be in lock step or at least have the same complaints. >> reporter: that's true. no question that there are different levels of issues that senators are upset about. i have to tell you the reason i'm on the phone now is because i'm waiting for a very important meeting that susan rice is having as we speak to wrap up and that
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 9:00am PST
answers yesterday another top gop lawmaker senator susan collins went there today. >> what troubles me so much is the benghazi attack in many ways echos the attacks on those embassies in 1998 when susan rice was head of the african region for our state department. >> we discuss the latest chapter in the republican crusades when luke russert joins us next on "now." [ male announcer ] considering all your mouth goes through, do you really think brushing is enough to keep it clean? while brushing misses germs in 75% of your mouth, listerine® cleans virtually your entire mouth. so take your oral health to a whole new level. listerine®... power to your mouth™. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. call and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 8:00am PST
republican senator susan collins of maine and in an hour is expected to meet with senator bob corker of tennessee. rice's harshest krit eks are still vowing to block her potential nomination as next secretary of state. >> i think everybody gets to, one, be nominated, and, two, go through the hearings and the debate and discussion. but right now i would be very hard-press hard-pressed. >> what they're suging is that she said things for political reasons three weeks before the election. >> what's the long game, willy? what are they doing? this doesn't help the republican party. >> that is the big question. what is the long game? let's dig down. we have our wednesday political power panel, msnbc contributor joanne reed, managing editor for the gree owe, msnbc contributor arty melbourne, also a cords for the nation, and republican strategist chip salzman. great to have all three of you here. a lot to talk about. chip, a lot of people scratching their heads over some of the strong opposition to ambassador rice who hasn't even been nominated as secretary of state. listen to what senator john
CNN
Nov 28, 2012 9:00am PST
more republican critics. one of them, susan collins, says she's still troubled by the way that the events have unfolded. i want to return to dana bash. it was surprising, actually, when we heard senator collins come out to the microphones. this is a moderate. this is someone who susan rice perhaps might have had a friend or an ally and really she was very, very hard on her in terms of the explanation. what happened in that meeting? >> reporter: well, according to senator susan collins, she didn't get the answers that she was looking for. she said she still has a lot of unanswered questions. it's really important to understand how significant susan collins is in this potential process. she isn't nominated for secretary of state, nobody is, but she's still considered to be a leading contender and that's part of the reason why she's been coming up in a really unusual way, frankly, making the rounds and trying to effectively lobby senators that she didn't do anything that wrong even before she's nominated. but the reason why susan collins is so important, she's one of the few remaining
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 1:00am PST
guy. republican senator john ver ras so of wyoming and susan collins of maine in terms of the republican attack dogs. the ones that have been the most vocal and out front in recent days against susan rice have been susan collins, good old john mccain and kelly ayotte of new hampshire. they have suggested that they would put an individual hold on a potential susan rice nomination. susan collins is saying that john kerry would be much better for that job. i think it is worth noting now that we are already hip deep in this conspiracy theory of mine that this trio of republican senators have been united behind another cause in the really recent past. when scott brown was running for re-election against elizabeth warren this past fall, he did pretty much everything in his power to convince the citizens that he wasn't really a republican, that that little "r" next to his name just stood for really nice guy. it doesn't stand for republican. it stands for reformer or bipartisan. >> listen, i'm the second bipartisan in the united states senate. i was recently named as the least partisa
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 11:00am PST
united nations. this time from two moderate republican senators, susan collins and bob corker. both considered integral to rice's chances of becoming secretary of state if, in fact, she is nominated by the president. senator collins was the more critical of the two. she took the ambassador to task for using intelligence talking points in the aftermath of the attack in benghazi. >> i still have many questions that remain unanswered. i continue to be troubled by the fact that the u.n. ambassador decided to play what was essentially a political role at the height of the contentious presidential election campaign by agreeing to go on the sunday shows to present the administration's position. >> senator corker declined to give deep details of the meeting but instead delivered a hit directed at the whole of washington. >> the whole issue of benghazi has been to me a tawdry affair. everything about it. i have found no heroes here in washington. >> and for the second day in a row press secretary carny defended the president's ambassador to the u.n. >> my view on this is the same as it was y
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 12:00am PST
. >>> coming up, senator susan collins joins the smear campaign against ambassador, susan rice, questioning the ambassador's knowledge of embassy attacks back in 1998. we will have the details. >>> mitt romney finally gets a chance to head over to the white house. we will have the details of his upcoming lunch with the president. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter using the hash tag ed many could go right back. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." one good thing is coming out of the fiscal cliff mess, the demise of grover norquist and his anti-tax pledge. he is a conservative industry in washington. he has managed to intimidate people with a certain degree of power but it is starting to unravel. former senator, alan simpson, may be wrong on many things but he has nailed grover norquist. >> he was gathering up those signatures back in the '80s and early '90s when inflation was zip, when unemployment was zip and anybody who would sign anything before they come to congress and hear the debate and participate in it hopefully. why would you do that? it is like selling your soul
CNN
Nov 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
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CNN
Nov 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
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CNN
Nov 28, 2012 8:00pm PST
criticized her for her handling of the attack in benghazi. the moderate susan collins spoke to us. >> i still have many questions that remain unanswered. i continue to be troubled by the fact that u.n. ambassador decided to play what was essentially a political role at the height of a contentious presidential election campaign. >> yet the president continues to stand by susan rice. >> susan rice is extraordinary. couldn't be prouder of the job that she's done at the u.n. >> all right, tim, when you hear senator collins, you know, she is influential, she is moderate, come out and say look, i'm not satisfied, sort of turning her back on susan rice, she had the moment in front of the microphone to endorse, she did not. should the administration cut its losses and say this might not be the right nominee. >> not at all. i think the president won the election. respect to suzanne collins' comments, she's obviously very influential and her support is important. but one thing she did say is that she wouldn't necessarily support her colleagues in blocking susan rice. the other thing i have
Current
Nov 28, 2012 9:00pm PST
against her citing the benghazi attacks and her remarks. today, moderate republican susan collins indicated that she might feelel similarimar lls and a r rublicann s sator bob corker had a 75 minute meeting with rice and afterward they still don't sound convinced. >> i still have many questions that remain unanswered. >> there's a handful of people that the president surrounds himself with that all of us hold to a very different level, and the secretary of state no doubt is one of those. we want someone of independence. >> well, president obama and secretary clinton both rushed to her defense. >> i couldn't be prouder of the job she has done. >> susan rice has done a great job as our ambassador to the united nations and of course, this decision about my successor is up to the president but i'm very happy he has the opportunity with a second term to make a decision. >> but they're not just going to have to convince props even some democrats were reluctant to overtly support her. jon tester said: >> joe manchin damaged it saying: >> in fact, john kerry's name has come up. susan collins said h
Current
Nov 29, 2012 3:00am PST
, you have less than that. susan collins, the republican senator from maine, is actually working on language that would exempt small business income from this tax increase to kind of get around this whole -- >> bill: right. and a lot of those so-called small businesses that do have income over that are big law firms or groups of doctors or whatever right? they're not the mom and popcorner store. >> yeah. any time you look at a company that has llp at the end of it or llc, those are -- which we often see in accounting firms and the like, that's what they're talking about. obviously those are your core. >> bill: we've got eight years under bill clinton where this is what the tax rates were. the economy did pretty damn well under bill clinton. haven't we already seen evidence of the fact that what john boehner -- evidence, actual real, world evidence that what john john boehner is saying is not true. >> it is a point that democrats are talking about. >> bill: i'm asking you in your research. >> well, you know, it is not mine to say. you could also argue that spending cuts that were put
Current
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
: karl, before we go, what is your take on this susan rice thing susan collins now expressing that she's also troubled. >> i'm very troubled. >> stephanie: here's what i don't get, wouldn't he be nominated for secretary of defense any way? >> there's been speculation that he would go up for either one of them. i think he would be perfectly godgood at either one of them, but it all comes down to them not liking susan rice and wanting to blame her for things that happened in the 90s too. >> stephanie: she was also responsible for the coal bomb,. >> we need help with women let's go after one. >> stephanie: yes, exactly. karl frisch, you are delightful. i love you. come back. >> any time. >> stephanie: right back on "the stephanie miller show"." governor tomorrow night. she is awesome. we'll be right back on the "stephanie miller show." [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> stephanie: i'm sorry. i was too busy french kissing karl frisch goodbye. they believe jacki schechner. >> that got me thinking. if you were a smurf what kind of smurf would you be? >> stephanie: another question for the ages. >> i would b
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 10:00am PST
today. let me play a little bit of susan collins, republican from maine, known as a moderate, discussing the possibility of a john kerry nomination to be secretary of state. >> i think john kerry would be an excellent appointment and would be easily confirmed by his colleagues. >> at the same time, there was really no love there for susan rice and what she did, which was surprising to a lot of us watching, was she raised the 1998 bombings, the embassy bombings in kenya and tanzania when susan rice was the assistant secretary for african affairs in the bill clinton administration in basically in the state department back then and what was her responsibility over that? susan collins said we hadn't learned the lessons and she had troubling questions about that. she asked susan rice about it and susan rice said she would have to refresh her memory. >> i think the benghazi controversy opened the door to other senators, other critics of susan rice, to raise questions, including about her tenure when she was assistant secretary of state for african affairs and there is -- there has
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 6:00am PST
grassley, susan collins of maine as well as wisconsin' ron johnson, mark kurt, rob portman, pat toomi, marco rubio and kelly ayotte. nevada's dean heller was the only to win in a blue state in the 2012 cycle. he narrow will he won over shelly berkeley despite the president winning the state by six. they have a none of the above. susan collins was the only other senator on the list to face voters while president obama was on the ballot. she won her third it term in 2008. the other seven were all elected or re-elected in the big republican wave of 2010. could republicans take back some of that territory in 2014 is this joining me now political analyst and editor and publisher of the cook political report, charlie cook. charlie, we have a senate announcement today. this is happenstance. we planned this last week and we can talk about 2014 and jay rockefeller. >> at least shelly capito had the decency to wait until after thanksgiving. >> mike brown announced two weeks ago he was running in 2014. >> see, i wasn't paying attention then. >> fair enough. is this all chalked up to bad recruiti
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
tell the whole truth because it's classified? let's begin with senator susan collins, republican of maine. i guess it's the toughest question in the world, senator, and that is, do you believe that susan rice, the u.n. ambassador, knowingly covered up a breach of national security? >> well, let me say this, chris, our purpose is to understand the security failure in benghazi. what the administration told the american public about it. and how we can learn lessons to keep our personnel safer in the future. so that's my interest and goal in this situation. i think indeed ambassador rice herself has admitted that the information she gave out on those sunday shows was not accurate in several crucial aspects. she says she relied on information that was given to her but it's obvious that she chose to emphasize some aspects and downplay others. and frankly, i think the u.n. ambassador a long with the secretary of state, should be above politics and that she should have just said, no i'm not going to go on those shows. it's the wrong issue and the wrong time of year. i've got to maintain my
FOX News
Nov 28, 2012 8:00am PST
corker of tennessee. she just wrapped up talks with susan collins of maine. that topic is benghazi. what did ambassador rice know about the terror attacks on the u.s. consulate that killed four americans on september 11? she faced a lot of criticism for comments made in the days following the attacks blaming it on a demonstration that got out of hand. by the way she wasn't the only one. that is something we heard a lot about in the days following at the attacks. today's meetings come after a first round of talks with senators john mccain, lindsey graham and kelly ayotte. and those meetings as we first reported to you yesterday did not appear to go very well. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington with more. >> reporter: thank you, jenna. ambassador rice is meeting two more republicans senators bob corker and susan collins. you're looking at stakeout position on capitol hill. ambassador rice is expected to meet with six senators. if she is nominated as next secretary of state she will need six republicans to vote for her to region the magic number of 60
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 2:00am PST
"hard ball," susan collins talked about her meeting with ambassador rice. she says why she is troubled about rice's comments on the attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi, libya. >> she says that she relied on information that was given to her but it's obvious that she chose to emphasize some aspects and down play others. and, frankly, i think the u.n. ambassador along with the secretary of state should be above politics and that she should have just said, no, i'm not going to go on those shows. it's the wrong issue and the wrong time of year. i've got to maintain my credibility. >> you can catch "hardball" at 5:00 and 7:00 eastern. >>> later today time mag zinl release a provocative exclusive. they call mohammed morsy the most important man in the middle east. president morsy says he is promising elections in two months. he faces strikes about it courts as well as massive protested after he granted himself absolute power while he prepares for a nationwide address stressing unity. >>> back here at home, new yorkers celebrated the lighting of the world's most famous christmas t
CNN
Nov 29, 2012 2:00am PST
were not intended to mislead the american people. but susan collins saying that is a tough sell. >> i continue to be troubled by the fact that the u.n. ambassador decided to play what was essentially a political role at the height of a contentious presidential election. >> rice is considered a leading candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. senator collins said she would need additional information before she could support her nomination. >>> egypt rushing a vote on a final draft of a constitution as protests continue against the president, mohammed morsy. he has faced bitter criticism. >>> the state of texas has filed papers to seize a large ranch owned by the flds, a fundamentalist radical mormon sex that believes in polygamy. its leader, warren jeffs, is serving a life sentence. >>> you never know what you might see on the streets of new york city this is a first. casper the pony and razzie the zebra roaming free on staten island. they got free from the home where they lived. they were returned home safe and sound. >> can you imagine mommy, mommy, look. >> they
CBS
Nov 27, 2012 4:30am PST
susan collins of maine the top republican on the homeland security committee. >>> more republicans say the looming "fiscal cliff" is forcing them to reconsider their no tax pledges. some are now open to changes. dick durbin plans to lay out a proposal for a bipartisan group deemed the gang of 8. they have been working on a plan to reduce debt. if the lawmakers don't pass a plan by the end of the december tax hikes and budget cuts kick in. >>> a cyber monday tradition for federal officials took dozens of websites offline. it was the third annual crackdown on websites selling counterfeit merchandise. the sites were shut done after copyright holders that sports, dvds and other goods investigators bought on the websites were fake. the sites now display a banner that explains what happened. >>> robbers in san francisco are stealing iphones at an alarming rate. now, some people are trying to do something about it. at this beauty shop in the russian hill area, workers are warning customers that people are being robbed of their phones sometimes at gunpoint. distracted women are often the t
CNN
Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
on intelligence reports. she said there was no intent to mislead anyone. susan collins isn't sold on that. >> i continue to be troubled by the fact that the u.n. ambassador decided to play what was essentially a political role at the height of the contentious presidential election. >> rice is considered a leading candidate to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> texas is moving to seize a ranch owned by flds, a mormon sect that believes in polygamy. warren jeffs, its leader, is serving a life sentence in texas for sexually assaulting two under aged girls. state officials say dozens of children were molested on the property. >>> while you were sleeping lindsay lohan arrested again. she's in custody now with the new york police department. they took her after some kind of oh fight around 4:00 this morning at a club in new york city. she has been charged with misdemeanor assault with reports saying she reportedly hit a woman. lohan was also arrested in september at another club in new york for allegedly hitting someone with her car and not stopping. she didn't face charges
CNBC
Nov 21, 2012 7:00pm EST
. here now to tell us more is maine senator susan collins. as always, whenever you come on this show, you have something really interesting to tell us. i'm reading about this carve-out for small businesses you are kind of looking after. tell us more, how does this work? >> what i wanted to do was to try to forth a middle ground that protected small businesses from any of the rate hikes that are being discussed. it seems to me that democrats have been focussing mainly on increasing taxes, republicans were focussing mainly on the need to protect small business. and that there was a way to accomplish a middle ground by allowing for a sir tax on the very wealthy, those making over a million dollars a year. but not applying it to small businesses. many of whom paid taxes through the individual income tax system. >> right. that's a key point. all right, i'm going it leave the sir tax alone. i just want to focus, you basically keep small business top rated 35%, and i wanted to ask you, are there any restrictions. we are talking sub chapter llcs, et cetera, et cetera. are there any restricti
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 2:00pm PST
have spent an hour and a half with me yesterday and an hour and 15 minutes with susan collins and others. you're right, she's not nominated, but it does appear something is happening to just sort of gauge support. >> let me show you a piece of what the ambassador of the you know, susan rice, said on "meet the press" on september 16th, five days after the attack on our facility in benghazi. i think it's the heart of the critique. >> putting to the the best information we have available to us today, our current assessment is that what happened in benghazi was, in fact, initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in cairo, almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in cairo which were prompted, of course, by the video. what we think then transpired in benghazi is that opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. >> so there you have it. what do you think about that and what role does that statement by her make in the concern about her qualifications? >> yeah. you know, chris, one of the things that's ampl
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
susan collins of maine. later she'll meet with bob corker. yesterday, too, she was on the hill defending herself over her comments following the benghazi attack, but the gop leaders only seemed more entrenched in their opposition. in addition, anytime now house democrats and house republicans will hold separate news conferences to talk about their closed-door meet ings on the fiscal cliff. at 11:30, president obama will make remarks at the white house surrounded by middle class americans who he says would see their taxes go up if congress can't make a deal. later he's hosting big business leaders to talk about ways to cut the deficit. joining me to talk about this, "washington post" political columnist day ma milbank and terence page. >> good morning. >> clarence, big development with tom cole breaking from his party and saying they should support an immediate extension of bush-era tax cuts for households earning less than $250,000. and then deal with the higher income tax breaks later. this is the key argument the president has been making. he says this has to get done. it is
CNN
Nov 28, 2012 11:00am PST
susan collins was making. i want to move on and just talk about the president. we haven't seen president obama say, obviously, outright, she is my top pick. but we saw her really sort of -- saw him vehemently defending her recently. let me replay that. president obama. >> for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi, and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received, and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> tell me about their background. they go back to his 2008 election? >> they go back even further. she was an adviser to him when he was a senator from illinois. and it goes back, tony lake was his -- the former national security adviser, democrat, in the clinton administration, and he sort of introduced those two. so she has been probably along with tom donilon, the people really worked with first when he took an interest in these issues. >> she has some sharp elbows. you write about this in your piece, just this month, which apparently one of her favorite words is a word i cannot say right now on television.
CNN
Nov 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
ambassador susan rice. day after iraqi session, she met this morning with republican senator susan collins of maine. >> i continue to be troubled by the fact that the un ambassador decided to play what was a political role at the height of a contentious presidential election campaign by agreeing to go on the sunday shows to present the administration's position. >> listen to what she is talking about. one of several appearances that she made after the five days of killings. >> what happened in benghazi was in fact a spontaneous reaction to what had transpired hours before in cairo. elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. >> notice the phrase extremist elements. we have since learned that she was talking to talking points edited. if you recall former cia trek tore david petreaus made the committee. the act the cia director said the fbi was responsible. later he said it was actually the cia that changed the talking points. it is a bit of a mess and a headache for president obama who defended susan rice today but did not mention libraya. >> thank you we want to get back to work. su
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 1:40am PST
state. senator susan collins of maine emerged from a 90-minute closed door meeting with the ambassador voicing some new criticism of her initial account about libya. secretary of state clinton and president obama meanwhile are continuing to stand by rice. >> i still have many questions that remain unanswered. >> susan rice is extraordinary. couldn't be prouder of the job she has done in u.s. congress. >> reporter: massachusetts senator and former presidential candidate john kerry is now emerging as a new favorite for the job. senator collins said she would not have -- that kerry would not have any trouble winning confirmation. >> interesting there. >> yeah, it is. >> signal. >> also, what you are seeing in politics is fascinating. now speculation out there the reason the republicans are trying to derail susan price is that john kerry will get it next which frees up the senate seat and allows scott brown who lost to elizabeth warren to get back to capitol hill. >> chess match. >> who knows. susan rice was working for the state department when there was the bombing of the embassy in afri
CNN
Nov 28, 2012 6:00am PST
susan collins and bob corker and certainly hopes that today's closed door meetings go better than yesterday's. she seemed to make those angry lawmakers even angrier about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get. >> bottom line, i'm more disturbed now than i was before. >> she misled the american public. i think that she would say that. she would have to say that. >> white house responded by ratcheting up the attack on republican critics and their motives. >> the focus on, some might say obsession on, comments made on sunday shows seems to me and to many to be misplaced. >> cnn's dan lothian is at the white house. so, dan, is it even worth -- is it even worth the president nominating susan rice? because there just doesn't seem to be any meeting of the minds about her on the republican side. >> reporter: you're right. i guess it's always possible that the woit house could give up the fight on her but also possible is that if the president believes she is the right person for tha
FOX News
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
senator susan collins is concerned that the incident in benghazi is similar to the 1998 bombings of u.s. embassies in east africa. she was the region statel state-of-the-state liaison at the time of those attacks. >> in both cases the ambassadors begged for additional security. i asked ambassador rice what her role was. she said she would have to refresh her memory, but that she was not involved directly in turning down the request. martha: who was? right? that's one of the big questions here. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live in washington this morning with us. what are we expecting in terms of possible answers this morning from all this. catherine? >> reporter: thank you, martha and good morning. senator collins is raising a key issue whether ambassador rice has baggage beyond benghazi, especially the knowledge of the conditions and the bombings in tanzania. the u.s. ambassadors in east africa requested more security, more help prior to the attacks and these requests were not fulfilled. at that time rice was in charge of the africa section at the state de
MSNBC
Nov 29, 2012 3:00pm PST
an admirable job. >> now, you also have senator susan collins accuse susan rice of taking a political role when she went on those sunday shows you just referred to. but why did anyone accuse condoleeza rice of being political in 2004 when she appeared on abc one month before the 2004 election and in that appearance she called bush a strong leader and she was appearing as the national security adviser. all over the place they are using different standards which clearly goes back to your point of, this is politics. this clearly can't be positions that they believe are practiced. >> that's right. and reverend, a urk .n. ambassa, secretary of state, they don't get into domestic politics. but when there's an extra nation on foreign policy to the american people, they do go on news shows. i used to go on news shows. susan rice has been on other news shows besides those five. they are the chief foreign policy spokesman for theed a handwriting. to suggest not to go on news shows because that's political is just not part of precedent and it's wrong. i think senator collins is -- i kn
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 3:00am PST
" and in an interview with senator susan collins of maine, a moderate voice on the republican site of the aisle expresses some misgivings about ambassador rice, which is a real, i would think, danger sign for her -- >> listen, the president is going to get the secretary of state that he wants. if he wants susan rice, other republicans are going to do is waste a lot of time and effort and in the last -- in the last -- they know something that nobody else knows that susan rice was deliberately cooking the books but when she has the intel community sitting next to her saying this is what we'll let you say, i think she's pretty good shape. >> i think that's true and also making her -- putting the president in a corner from which it's almost impossible for him not to nominate her but wants her to be secretary of state -- look at all the signs, he seems to be leaning in her direction for awhile but now in this position if he doesn't nominate her, he's backing down in the face of what seems to be largely a political and unfounded opposition to her. it seems to me like they're making it -- th
FOX News
Nov 28, 2012 3:00am PST
today. peter doocy has more. >> you are right, brian. ambassador rice will meet with susan collins from maine and bob corker from tennessee . ahead of his meeting that what worries him most about ambassador rice she may be more concerned about delivering the party line than pressuring the administration when it might be off base. three other republican senators met with the embattled ambassador and that meeting did little to quiet their harsh criticism of her job performance. >> i am more concerned than i was before that the 15th of september explan of how four americans died in benghazi, libya. >> why she wouldn't have asked i am the person who doesn't know about this and going on every show. it is not only the talking points unclassified but part of her responsibility as the ambassador . united nations she reviewed more than that. >> in a written statement she knows that the intelligence that she based her sunday swars on is wrong and there no spontanous demonstration and saying while we wish we had had perfect information just days after the terrorist attack as is often the case inte
MSNBC
Nov 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
ambassador rice. >> well, today, ambassador rice met with susan collins and bob corker and here are the lies those senators told after the meeting. >> i continue to be troubled by the fact that the u.n. ambassador decided to play what was essentially a political role at the height of the contentious presidential election campaign. >> i would just ask the president to step back for a moment and realize that all of us here hold the secretary of state to a very different standard than most cabinet members. we want someone of independence. >> okay, ari, that's bob corker lying about these mythical standards of secretary of state. said she campaigned for george w. bush. this is crazy stuff they're talking and. >> condoleezza rice after stanford was a political adviser to w. bush an it's not a problem as long as you take the role seriously. the expectation about what you do once in office. i think it's sad, also, a misunderstanding of the senate's role what some of these republican senators are saying. they have a role to -- they don't have a role to block and filibuster endlessly. when they
CNBC
Nov 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
. >> i'm looking at the politics of it. i see saxby as a defector, i see susan collins as a defector. dough do they have the vote? >> i assume they keep all 53 democrats on all that. there might be a couple running in 2014 that high a high view on this. 60 is a high threshold. there are republicans out there who are talking publicly about this issue and articulating their-on-position on the tax issue. even if they can get to 60 in the house and senate, they're not going to get there in the house. the house of representatives have made it clear tax rate increases are a nonstarter. >> it just seemed like mr. obama was dissing mr. boehner on the difference between cap rates and deductions. >> i guess my other point isser skin bowls, he comes out of a white house, businessman's meeting today, and said that maybe baum will be flexible and it will only being 37%, 38%. is at that what they mean by common ground? >> i don't think that gets threw. i mean, speaker bainor, other republican leaders have laid out parameters of what republicans can't up to water. >> you only raise $68 billion next
ABC
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
opposition comes from moderate republican senator susan collins of maine over whether rice should be nominated to be the next secretary of state. the two had a private meeting yesterday and collins says, she questioned rice on her term as assistant secretary for african affairs in the clinton administration. >>> your morning commute, mostly dry. what about your afternoon commute? traffic and weather together next on the abc7 morning news looking good on the golden gate bridge. meteorologist lisa argen will have your full for . also will check in with sue hall. >>> maker of iphone, ipad and other gadgets >>> good thursday morning. wet pavement in the north bay some spreading south into marin county highway 101 by cloverdale wet with light showers also clear lake and we've had a few showers into marin county. here's what is to come another strong system in fact this one will be stronger winds, all sinking south throughout the day today, heaviest rain in the north bay flout the afternoon. 1:00 today -- just scattered showers around much of the bay by the evening commute, a few showers,
FOX News
Nov 24, 2012 10:00am PST
radicalization after 9/11, senator susan collins, republican from maine who commissioned this report along with connecticut independent senator joe lieberman says the doj needs to adapt now. a good example where they're falling behind is their lessons avoiding incidents similar to the 2009 fort hood shooting which the administration still refers to as workplace violence. >> in order for us to counter this threat, to better understand its roots and how it may develop among certain people in our own country, we have to be willing to name the threat to understand it, in order to counter it. and in order to devise effective strategies, to counter one of the greatest threats that our nation still faces. >> and the keys to making the justice department better in that regard, according to the gao, are identification of what law enforcement should focus their training on, and communication of those things to partners across the country. rick. >> rick: peter doocy in washington, peter, thanks. >> well, pope benedict xvi crowning new princes of the catholic church. a group of cardinals who wil
FOX Business
Nov 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
susan collins and bob corker. joining us now, pulitzer prize-winning journalist, fox is contributor, a former pentagon official, fox his national security analyst. let's start with eight leading republican moderate, disappointed in ambassador rise performance in her meeting along with senator corker today. your thoughts. >> this is on all sides of the island a fact that this is a problem for her, i think, are really big problem. you know, the other thing, i just don't think president obama is going to do it. why? because her confirmation hearings are going to be like watergate hearings. watergate on benghazi. the talking points, mr. ambassador. to change the topic, told you to come out and say it was this fairy tale. the second thing is, why would he use the political capital to get her concerned to macanese the political capital for the fiscal cliff, taxes, except. >> can we say bring in on our make my day? the president gave her such a strong endorsement. it would be amazing if he backed off now and did not nominate her. that would almost say that he has no confidence ii her. i think
MSNBC
Nov 26, 2012 3:00pm PST
meet with republican senator susan collins. but forget the facts that make this a no scandal. fox news just keeps its drumbeat going. for the past three months is on an never ending loop. they talk about coverups, what did susan rice know and when did they know it was terror. but today the truth came out. listen to what tom ricks, the defense expert and pulitzer price winner -- listen to what he has had to say. >> senator mccain says he would block any chance to nominate susan rice to become secretary of state. she's currently the u.n. ambassador. he seems to be backing away from that. what do you think? >> i think benghazi was hyped by this network especially and now that the campaign is over i think he's backing off a little bit. they are not going to stop susan rice from being secretary of state. >> benghazi was hyped, especially by the network, but it doesn't stop there. >> you have four people dead including the first u.n. ambassador. >> i see this focus on a small fire fight. i've covered a lot of fire fights. it's impossible to figure out what happens. second, i think that the e
FOX News
Nov 24, 2012 1:00pm PST
administration but you look at center, susan collins who has strongly supported rice in her lowell as u.n. ambassador praised her at her initial confirmation hearing. collins is saying that rice has to answer the question or she won't vote for her. that is major problem for the administration. i think it's a good move by rice she is trying to dial it down. she is willing to meet mccain. the temperature has to come down a little bit in order for her to possibly be nominated. if at this level it will be tough. >> heather: should she still be nominated? >> i think it will be very close to get the votes she needs. if the new congress, they will need five republican votes. it will be tough to get five republicans and very close. could they pick up o of a few? yes, but that is assuming if all the democrats will vote for her death. >> bob, we appreciate. >>. >> gregg: an explosion that ripped through a building damaging several other homes. what police now say is a real miracle. >> heather: and pope benedict xvi crowning new princes of catholic church. what is striking about these six what t
PBS
Nov 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
susan collins of maine voiced new concerns today about u.n. ambassador susan rice. it stemmed from rice's initial account, on a sunday talk show, of the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. at the time, she said it began as an anti-american protest, but she now says she was working off faulty intelligence. rice met with collins for 90 minutes today, but afterward the senator remained critical. >> i still have many questions that remain unanswered. i continue to be troubled by the fact that the u.n. ambassador decided to play what was essentially a political role at the height of the contentious presidential election campaign by agreeing to go on the sunday shows to present the administration's position. >> sreenivasan: collins stopped short of joining other republican senators who have said they will oppose rice if she is nominated to be secretary of state. later, president obama again defended rice. he called her extraordinary, and cabinet members joined him in applause. a pair of suicide car bombers in syria blew themselves up today in a suburb of damascus. at least 3
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